The Wolf Of Wall Street star was discussing politics in a radio interview when asked if he would run for governor in his home state. Texas, or another post.
“I mean, it wouldn’t be mine. It would be people more than me, ”McConaughey told radio host Hugh Hewitt.
“I would say this,” he continued. “Look, politics seems like a broken business to me right now. And when politics redefines its purpose, I might be much more interested.
McConaughey, 51, was born and raised in Texas before moving to Los Angeles to begin his film career.
In the interview, he described his political philosophy as being “behind personal values to renew our social contracts with each other as Americans”.
But he seemed far from having made the decision to trade comedy for politics.
“I’m still wondering what you can really do in politics, and I’m not sure if politics is my way of doing what I might be best equipped to do,” he said.
McConaughey, who won an Oscar for his role in the AIDS drama Dallas Buyers Club in 2013, is said to be one of a series of celebrities who have flirted with or won political office in the United States.
They include Presidents Donald Trump and the late Ronald Reagan, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Carmel Mayor Clint Eastwood and former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura.